Nation mourns Prince Nawaf

Updated 03 October 2015
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Nation mourns Prince Nawaf

JEDDAH: Saudi citizens are mourning the loss of Prince Nawaf bin Abdulaziz and have sent their condolences to the government on social networking sites, with prayers for Allah Almighty to bless his soul.
Prince Nawaf dedicated his life to Islam and the country and served in several top posts including head of intelligence at the rank of minister and adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques at the royal court.
He received his primary education in the Kingdom, studied Islamic civilization at university, and went for further studies to the United States. He was an expert on the Kingdom’s administration and international politics.
He was chosen by the late King Abdulaziz as commander of the Royal Guard at an early age. He was the head of the Royal Court in the era of King Saud who later appointed him as minister of finance for several years.
Having experience in several areas, King Faisal included him in all official delegations such as Arab meetings, Islamic summits and Nonaligned conferences. Prince Nawaf also led Saudi delegations on behalf of the king or as his special envoy. He became an expert in Middle East affairs.
He traveled extensively to all parts of the world to settle problems and disputes. He also contributed to the establishment of some industries to serve domestic and Arab economies, which resulted in good relations with several nations.
Prince Nawaf was a founder of Saudi-New Zealand Bank and one of its biggest shareholders. He also had investments in real estate tourist projects. In addition, he was a pioneer in the solar energy industry, becoming the first Saudi businessman to highlight the importance of this vital area.
He provided financial and moral support to Sydney University in Australia to conduct studies on how to exploit solar energy in commercial and residential areas.
Prince Nawaf was also concerned with the media and praised the development of the Saudi press over the years. He sent a congratulatory message to Turki Al-Sudairi on his selection as the first board chairman of the Saudi Journalists Association.
In the message, he said Al-Sudairi would ensure the media flourishes in the country and journalists contribute to the nation’s ambitious growth plans.


Saudi Commission on Tourism and Heritage chief on official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Mohammad Abdulhameed is raising his daughter Maria single-handedly. (AN photo)
Updated 17 July 2018
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Saudi Commission on Tourism and Heritage chief on official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina 

JEDDAH: The president of Saudi Arabia’s Commission for Tourism and National Heritage arrived in Sarajevo on Monday, as part of an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz has expressed King Salman’s sincere greetings to the people and the government of  Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

He was then received by the chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bakir Izetbegovic, at their headquarters in the capital, Sarajevo. 

Prince Sultan is on an official state visit to the Balkan state upon the instructions of King Salman, who is keen to bolster ties with the country and open new horizons of cooperation between both states.